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Michael Doerr's Hand Crafted Black Walnut Chair Shows Off Curves

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 04/24/2015 12:35PM

Furniture maker Michael Doerr crafted the Torso Chair from black walnut and it features the relief of the female form gracefully carved in the back.


One-Piece Wood-Skin Panels Can Be Bent Into 3D Shapes

By Karen Koenig Posted: 04/24/2015 9:33AM

Wood-Skin, a new panel technology integrating wood, textile and geometrically cut patterns and digital hinges, adds another dimension to furniture and architectural design.


Wood You Wear: Prada Glasses in Malabar Ebony and Black Walnut

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/22/2015 3:35PM

The Malabar ebony temples and massive black walnut frames on these Prada Raw sunglasses would be impossibly garish if made of plastic. Wood somehow mitigates the excesses of the design. And the price: a cool $450.


Merillat Cabinetry Sets 5-Day Shipping for Express Cabinetry Line

Posted: 04/21/2015 2:17PM

Masco says it will launch the Merillat Express cabinetry line next month. Aimed at builders, it features 5-day shipping and features four wood species and six door styles, including a new Marlin Shaker style.




Selling Al Capone's Gnarled Wood & Tree Root Chairs

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/18/2015 11:32AM

A pair of gnarled wood and tree root chairs from Al Capone's northern Wisconsin hideout is among items by be auctioned by Wright Chicago auctioneers, in conjunction with Blackman Cruz, a Los Angeles dealer.


NK Woodworking Wins 5 Best Stair Design Awards for 2015

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/17/2015 12:39PM

Young millwork artist Nathie Katzoff won 5 national Best Stair Design Awards for 2015, all but two of the categories he entered - plus two People’s Choice Awards - in the annual National Stairways Manufacturers Association competition.


Design-driven Woodworking Business, Enabled by Technology

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/17/2015 10:14AM

Closets companies and custom woodworkers who let their designs lead their marketing efforts will be the most successful. But, we learned at Cabinets & Closets 2015, you have to automate the production side.


Game of Thrones Furniture Trends from Westeros to Houzz

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/16/2015 5:54AM

Game of Thrones furniture designs could be trendsetters, though everything about it runs counter to current tastes. The baroque pieces, stained dark, suggest in Westeros there lived a vast class of turners, carvers and joiners well trained in classic carpentry.


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